Born: June 4, 1961 Primary Instrument: Percussion
Flint is a percussionist specializing in congas, djembe, and assorted hand percussion (guiro, cabasa, shakere, maracas, claves, bells, hooves, hubcaps, rebar, etcetera). He also plays harmonica, and he'll occasionally bring out his oft-forsaken guitar. Flint is currently collaborating with other musicians on a variety of projects that include writing, arranging, performing, and recording.
Columbus area band Return of the Pale Horse is the collaborative work of singer/songwriter and guitarist Brad Knull and percussionist and harmonica player Keith Flint. Their music is deeply rooted in the tradition of Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, Neil Young and Leonard Cohen. The contemplative songs they play grapple with spirituality, birth, death and relationships. Provocative lyrics are supported by a musical style that borrows heavily from the Americana tradition with an infusion of modern sensibility and context. Their sound is sparse and moody, uncovering the weight of the lyrics, which Knull delivers with an emotive and seasoned voice. Flint adds spare, primal percussion rhythms and plaintive harmonica accompaniment. The band often features other musicians whose styles and temperament complement the duo.
Keith Flint and Fred Haring have been playing together as the Farang Brothers for over 2 years. Fred takes the mic as the vocalist and guitar player while Keith lays down a bedrock of percussion and harmonica accents. Together they play tunes that make people want to stay and listen to and… stay and listen to some more. Fred Haring had a record deal in the 90’s, was reviewed in Rolling Stone magazine, toured with Son Volt, and played with acts like Wilco, Fastball and Dick Dale. Fred’s second album “This Grand Parade” was produced by ex-Georgia Satellites front man Dan Baird and was listed in the top 10 on the BBC charts in August of 2000.